Cover: State Approaches to Tackling the Opioid Crisis Through the Health Care System

State Approaches to Tackling the Opioid Crisis Through the Health Care System

Published in: The Brookings Institution website (2020)

Posted on Feb 8, 2023

by Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Bradley D. Stein

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In this paper, policy experts discuss three broad strategies states are taking, through a variety of policy levers, to enhance the quality of and access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).

This paper comes from the paper series The Opioid Crisis in America: Domestic and International Dimensions (Brookings, 2020) in which some of the United States' leading policy experts regarding the opioid crisis provide new insights and best practices for addressing the multiple dimensions of this epidemic—both for policy stakeholders and for members of the public on the front lines.

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